Plant this desirable perennial in a sunny or slightly shaded spot and you can enjoy a succession of brightly coloured bell-shaped flowers that are carried on short, upright spikes throughout summer and into autumn.
A classic cottage garden perennial that is totally winter hardy and easy to grow. Perfect for beginners and experienced gardeners alike, you’re guaranteed masses of spectacular flowers which can also be cut for your home.
Superb grown in beds and borders alongside other perennials or among ornamental grasses, Penstemon likes well-drained soil and forms large clumps in time, rewarding you with even more flowers. Looking after them is easy; occasionally dead-head fading blooms to prolong the display and cover plants with a dry mulch of compost in late autumn to keep roots snug and protected from frost.
Penstemon Heavenly Blue – A low mound of leaves absolutely smothered in electric-blue flowers with a hint of pink.
Penstemon King George V – A robust penstemon with stocky growth, covered in red flowers with a white throat.
Penstemon Snowstorm – An upright penstemon with bright green leaves and beautiful white bells tipped with pink.
Penstemon Raven – One of the darkest penstemons with dramatic trumpets of deepest purple.